Awards

Newport Capital Group was named one of PLANADVISER’s Top 100 Advisers for 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 in the United States. Domenic DiPiero was named 2019, 2018 and 2016 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers. Domenic was also awarded The Five Star Wealth Manager Award for five years; 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015. The firm was also named to the National Association of Plan Advisors 2019 Top DC Advisors Multi-Office Firms, and the inaugural list of the 2017 NAPA Top Defined Contribution Advisor Firms. In 2016, Newport Capital Group was named PLANSPONSOR Large Team of the Year by PLANADVISER Magazine. We were also named one of six national finalists for the PLANSPONSOR Team of the Year Award in 2013.

Please Note: Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Newport Capital Group is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of Newport Capital Group by any of its clients.  Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. The rating is not indicative of future performance. No fees were paid to participate for all of the awards listed.

 

NAPA TOP DC Advisor Multi-Office Firms 2019: Established in 2017, nominees had to be individual advisor team/offices with a defined contribution book of business.  To be considered, firms had to submit responses to an application form, including information about their practices, notably their defined contribution (DC) assets under advisement.  Approximately 300 submissions were received and 13% and 38 firms were published having multiple office locations. The list is created and conducted by the National Association of Plan Advisors, an affiliate organization of the American Retirement Association, a non-profit association.  No fee is charged to participate. The rating is not indicative of the adviser’s future performance. NAPA Top DC Advisor Firm 2017: Ranked by assets under advisement, self-reported by advisor firm/teams. Approximately 300 submissions were received and 91%, 275 were published having over $100 million in DC assets. The list is created and conducted by the National Association of Plan Advisors, an affiliate organization of the American Retirement Association, a non-profit association.  No fee is charged to participate. The rating is not indicative of the adviser’s future performance.

 

The FT 401 2019:  The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (October 2019). To be considered the data is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in six primary areas: DC plan assets under management (AUM), DC AUM growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials and compliance record. This honor is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401. FT received 770 applications, of those, 401 (52%) were added to the list. FT 401 2018: The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (September 2018). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in six primary areas: DC plan assets under management, DC plan growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials, and compliance record. This honor is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401. FT received 670 applications, of those, 401 (60%) were added to the list. FT 401 2016: To be considered an advisor must meet the minimum criteria, only advisors that apply can be considered. Manage at least $75 million in assets under advisement in DC plans. DC plans should account for at least 20% of total AUA. FT received over 670 applications, of those 401 (60%) were added to the list. All advisors that applied are run through proprietary scoring methodology, which is explained in more detail below. The FT 401 ranking is conducting independently by the Financial Times, in partnership with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the Financial Times that conducts research and analysis on the asset management industry. Judging criteria for winners; The FT generates an internal score for each applicant based on seven broad factors. 1, DC assets under management (AUM) – accounts for about 55 percent of each advisor’s score on average. 2, Specialization in the DC business – measured by what percentage of the overall assets managed by the adviser are in DC plans, and how that concentration has changed. (About a third of the score is based on the concentration of the adviser’s overall business in serving DC plans, combined with the growth in the adviser’s DC business.) 3, Growth rate in DC plan business – measured by changes in both DC plan clients and assets. 4, Years of experience advising DC plans – indicates experience of managing DC plan assets in different economic and market environments. 5, Industry certifications – show the technical knowledge that is important in the complicated DC plan industry. 6, Participation rate in DC plans advised – this looks at effectiveness by measuring the portion of employees participating. 7, Compliance record. The FT 401 is conducting independently. Neither advisors nor their firms pay a fee to apply or be listed in the FT 401 report. The rating is not indicative of the adviser’s future performance.

 

The 2019 PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers recognizes the top defined contribution (DC) plan advisers across the U.S in terms of assets or plans under advisement, based on self-reported information from advisers. In 2018, 321 survey responses for the PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey, elected to be considered for the 2019 PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers list. Of those, 100 (31%) were named to the list. There is no fee paid to PLANADVISER in exchange for inclusion in the listing. The 2018 PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers recognizes the top defined contribution (DC) plan advisers across the U.S in terms of assets or plans under advisement. In 2017, 341 survey responses were collected for the PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey, from which the list is generated. Of those, 100 (29%) were named to the list. The 2017 PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers recognizes the top defined contribution (DC) plan advisers across the U.S in terms of assets or plans under advisement. In 2016, 613 survey responses were collected for the PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey, from which the list is generated. Of those, 100 (16%) were named to the list. The 2016 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year awards recognize the top defined contribution (DC) plan advisers across the U.S via a qualitative evaluation of which advisers represent the best service to plan sponsors and participants. Advisers have to meet the following minimum criteria: having a majority of business revenue derived from employer-sponsored retirement plans, serving as a fiduciary, being committed to fee-based compensation and using outcome-based metrics of plan success with clients. In 2015, when nominations and entries were fielded for the 2016 awards, 114 total entries to the awards program were submitted, and there was one winner each in four categories in 2016, meaning 3.5% of entrants were winners. There is no fee paid to PLANADVISER in exchange for inclusion in the listing. 2015-2011 PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers; 2013 PLANSPONSOR Team of the Year Finalists data not collected by PLANADVISER Magazine for disclosures.